She Leads College Conference 2015

The inaugural 2015 She Leads College Conference was held at the University of Canberra on Tuesday 5 May 2015. It provided a safe space for girls in year 11 and 12 to be inspired by young women leaders, and gain the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to kick-start their leadership journeys.

The Conference featured a series of high profile speakers and panellists, many of whom will be young women themselves, who provided insights into their own leadership journeys and stories. Importantly, they shared not only their successes, but also failures, barriers, and tools for overcoming hardship. Participants were be provided with a unique out-of-school opportunity to explore and hone their leadership identity and values, and reflect on their experiences, strengths, values, and goals for the future.

For further details about the conference please see links below:

  • Conference Brochure (for students & for teachers/parents)
  • Program
  • Speakers
  • Partners

Questions can be directed to Clare Conroy, She Leads Conference Producer, at

She Leads College Conference registrations

Registrations for the She Leads College Conference cost $45 per student (this includes the full-day conference, conference bag, morning & afternoon tea, and lunch). Allocation of places is primarily being managed through schools, and schools may elect to meet some of the cost of registration.

Interested students and/or parents should contact the relevant teacher at their school (listed below) to express interest in attending:

  • Erindale College: Vanessa Sargeant
  • Canberra College: Susan Johnson
  • Dickson College: Leica Burt
  • Gungahlin College: Steven Collins
  • Hawker College: Crystal Mahon
  • Lake Tuggeranong College: Jackie Vaughan
  • Merici College: Phil Coe
  • Narrabundah College: Jacqui Ockwell
  • St Francis Xavier College: Peter Marrapodi
  • University of Canberra Senior Secondary College: Jackie Bryant

For students at schools not listed above, some limited additional places remain and can be purchased online here. Please ensure that you obtain relevant permission from your parent/guardian and school to attend the conference.